chicago, detroit, cleveland, cincinnati. winds gusting 30, 50 miles per hour. even higher around detroit and cleveland. very windy, chilly day. rain and snow. not amounting to much. but on the grassy surfaces, parts of ohio and kentucky, we could see just a minor accumulation. but near the lake shores, the waters will be piling up. already reports of waves about 20 feet on lake michigan. could see some waves crashing into the shores on the south side. 20 to 30 feet, lake michigan and also lake erie. so, midwest looking at a blustery, nasty day. >> and before sandy made landfall, the big question was how this is going to compare to hurricane irene, which hit last august in the same area. but by any measure, this storm, seemingly crushed irene. there really is no comparison, right? >> there's no comparison. i guess you could say, this is kind of like new york city's katrina. just devastating impacts here. this historic surge, 13 feet. all of that water coming on and those high wind gusts. worst-case scenario did pan out here, unfortunately. >> all right.